Prof. Vasilis Valdramidis

Prof. Vasilis Valdramidis

Prof. Vasilis Valdramidis

 B.Sc.,Ph.D.(Leuven)

Associate Professor

Food Sciences and Nutrition
Room 71
Food Studies & Environmental Health
Mater Dei Hospital
Msida
  +356 2340 1157
Vasilis Valdramidis graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki at the Department of Food Science and Technology (Greece). Part of his degree was held at the University of Nottingham, UK and ATO-DLO, Wageningen, the Netherlands. He was awarded his PhD at Catholic University of Leuven (Department of Chemical Engineering), Belgium, for research on Predictive Modelling in Foods. He undertook post doctoral research at the Agricultural University of Athens (Greece) in Predictive Modelling, the Agri-Food and Bioscience Institute (Nothern Ireland) in non-thermal technologies and the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (France) in food equipment Hygiene. He was also a research and teaching fellow at the Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland) and the University College Dublin (Ireland) in non-thermal technologies, bioenergy and disinfection technologies of food products before joining University of Malta in Food Science at the Department of Food Studies and Environmental Health.

Prof. Valdramidis works within the area of food processing and microbiology. He is leading a strong group in the area of food disinfection and processing. He has published 54 peer review journal papers, 4 book editions, 15 book chapters (h-index of 21, google scholar June 2017), and he is in the editorial board of 4 International peer-reviewed Journals of high impact factor in food science. He is also member of the International Committee of Predictive Modeling in Foods, the International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene of the IUMS, while he served as a Publication Committee member at the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Europe. In 2014, he has been awarded the W. H. Pierce Prize for his substantial contribution to bacteriology. He has supervised more than 15 PhD, MSc by research and taught MSc students at three different EU Institutions (Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland), University College Dublin (Ireland) and University of Malta (Malta)).

He has been awarded more than 20 fellowships or awards and is or has been actively involved in the management, coordination and/or scientific reporting of different EU Framework (DiTec, RePear, Q-Safe, BUGDEATH, FRISBEE), Flemish (IWT), French (SIMPFRI) and U.K. (British Council) projects.
  • Predictive microbiology/modelling
  • Innovative non-thermal and disinfection technologies
  • Food safety
  • Food preservation
  • Application of natural antimicrobials for food preservation

Valdramidis, V.P., Patterson, M.F. & Linton, M. 2015, "Modelling the recovery of Listeria monocytogenes in high pressure processed simulated cured meat", Food Control, vol. 47, no. 0, pp. 353-358.

Valdramidis, V.P., Cullen, P.J., Tiwari, B.K. & O'Donnell, C.P. 2010, "Quantitative modelling approaches for ascorbic acid degradation and non-enzymatic browning of orange juice during ultrasound processing", Journal of Food Engineering, vol. 96, no. 3, pp. 449-454.

Valdramidis, V.P., Cullen, P.J., Tiwari, B.K. & O'Donnell, C.P. 2010, "Quantitative modelling approaches for ascorbic acid degradation and non-enzymatic browning of orange juice during ultrasound processing", Journal of Food Engineering, vol. 96, no. 3, pp. 449-454.

Valdramidis, V.P., Graham, W.D., Beattie, A., Linton, M., McKay, A., Fearon, A.M. & Patterson, M.F. 2009, "Defining the stability interfaces of apple juice: Implications on the optimisation and design of High Hydrostatic Pressure treatment", Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 396-404.

Valdramidis, V.P., Geeraerd, A.H., Poschet, F., Ly-Nguyen, B., Van Opstal, I., Van Loey, A.M., Michiels, C.W., Hendrickx, M.E. & Van Impe, J.F. 2007, "Model based process design of the combined high pressure and mild heat treatment ensuring safety and quality of a carrot simulant system", Journal of Food Engineering, vol. 78, no. 3, pp. 1010-1021.

Valdramidis, V.P., Geeraerd, A.H., Bernaerts, K. & Van Impe, J.F. 2006, "Microbial dynamics versus mathematical model dynamics: The case of microbial heat resistance induction", Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, vol. 7, no. 1-2, pp. 80-87.

Geeraerd, A.H., Valdramidis, V. & Van Impe, J.F. 2005, "GInaFiT, a freeware tool to assess non-log-linear microbial survivor curves", International journal of food microbiology, vol. 102, no. 1, pp. 95-105.

  • FEH1004 - General Food Microbiology
  • FEH1006 - General Food Physics, Chemistry and Microbiology in Practice
  • FEH1103 - An Introduction to Mathematical Techniques in Food Science
  • FEH3004 - Placement
  • FEH5100 - Modelling Techniques in Health Sciences
  • FEH5101 - Quantitative Tools for Sustainable Food and Energy in the Food Chain
  • HSC1003 - An Introduction to Research Methods in the Health Sciences
  • HSC3002 - Research Methods in the Health Sciences
Editor
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Food Research International (since 2014)

Current Opinion in Food Science (since 2013)

Malta Journal of Health Sciences (since 2013)

Journal of Applied Microbiology (since 2009)

Letters in Applied Microbiology (since 2009)


Chairmanships - Memberships
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Member of the 9th International Conference of Predictive Modelling in Food, Rio de Janeiro,Brazil, September 8-12, 2015 (http://www.icpmf9.com/).

Chair of the Symposium session: Assessing and Controlling Pathogens on Fresh Produce: Decontamination

Technologies and Risk-based Post-harvest Interventions. IAFP’s 10th European
Symposium on Food Safety, Budapest, May 7-9, 2014.

Co-leader of WG4 : Ways of prevention and intervention of MPNS COST Action FA1202 A
European Network For Mitigating Bacterial Colonisation and Persistence On Foods and Food Processing Environments, 2012-2016.

Chairman of the 2nd workshop of the Food Industrial Advisory Platform of Malta 22nd of
October 2013, Valletta, Malta.

Chair of the session: Data collection, 8th International Conference of Predictive Modelling of Food Quality and Safety, Paris, September 16-20, 2013.

Publication Committee (PC) member of International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Europe. (April 2013- December 2014).

Chairman of the 1st workshop of the Food Industrial Advisory Platform of Malta 12th of December 2012, Valletta, Malta.

Member of International Committee of Predictive Modelling in Food. 2011-now (www.icpmf.org)

Chairman of the 7th International Conference of Predictive Modelling of Food Quality and Safety, Dublin, September 12-15,
2011.

Member of the scientific committee of the '11th International Congress on Engineering and Food' ICEF11, Athens (Greece),
May 22-26, 2011.

Member of the Technical Committee of the 'Predictive Modelling in Foods, 6th International Conference on Predictive
Modelling in Foods' Washington (US), 2009.

Member of Institute of Food Technologies (IFT).

Member of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP).

Member of Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM).

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